Farm policy matters to the farmers and families who work to steward our land for future generations. It also matters to our communities who have a right to safe, healthy, nutrient-rich food, regardless of race or class. And, it impacts the land, air, water, and natural ecosystems that sustain us.
But, too often, sustainable and organic family farmers—and those of us who count on them—are under threat from policies that support farm concentration and industrial agriculture. OEFFA works to counter this by making sure the diverse voices of sustainable agriculture are heard and that agricultural policy helps create a more racially and socially just and equitable food system.
State and federal policies shape our environment, communities, and health whether we are involved or not. That’s why your voice is needed to make sure public institutions are accountable to the people and the planet.
Join us in working to create a future where sustainable and organic farmers thrive, local food nourishes our communities, and agricultural practices protect and enhance the environment. We are stronger together.
Farm Bill Platform
Marker Bill Tracker
OEFFA Farm Policy Opportunities, Events, and Resources
OEFFA Members’ Crop Insurance Platform
OEFFA members want crop insurance to work for everyone. Learn more about their proposal for a crop insurance program that is Fair, Functional, and Informed.
OEFFA Soil Health Ambassadors
OEFFA’s Soil Health Ambassadors can offer advice to help you reach your soil health goals. Contact us to connect with one in your area!
2023 Farm Bill Action Center
This is your farm bill, too! Thanks to a delay in the reauthorization process, we still have a critical opportunity to make our voices heard. Contact your members of Congress today!
OEFFA Farm Policy Priorities
The 2023 Farm Bill will shape the future of agriculture for years to come. Learn more about the marker bills that may contribute to a new farm bill that promotes soil health and climate resilience; increases investments in conservation, local food systems, and organic research; addresses corporate consolidation; and provides more support for beginning and BIPOC farmers.
Organic agriculture provides myriad benefits to farmers, farm workers, communities, and our climate. Join us in working to maintain and improve the integrity of organic agriculture, governed by the National Organic Program (NOP), which is advised by the National Organic Standards Board (NOSB).
Healthy soils hold water and reduce run-off, mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, and help farmers build climate resilience and improve profitability. Join us in advocating for soil health legislation in Ohio, and learn more about the passage of the Family Farm ReGeneration Act and OEFFA’s other state policy work.
OEFFA Farm Policy News
After nine distinguished years at OEFFA, Policy Director Amalie Lipstreu left to pursue an exciting opportunity with the California Climate and Agriculture Network.
To continue to build upon the work we have done together under Amalie’s guidance, we’re happy to announce that Milo Petruziello is OEFFA’s new Policy Director.
Join us as we explore the many facets of our food and farming systems and hear the stories of those most intimately connected to climate problems and solutions.
Spanning four months and hosted in four cities, this curated selection of diverse films and panelists will raise awareness, inspire dialogue, and empower positive change.
In this blog, OEFFA Grassroots Policy Specialist, Lauren Hirtle, summarizes the efforts of OEFFA and the Ohio Soil Health Initiative (OSHI). Over the span of several months and trips to the Ohio Statehouse, member leaders like Jim Linne of White Clover Farm and the late, great David Brandt provided testimony in the hopes of getting the Soil Health Pilot Program in the state budget.